National Park Service
Fireworks and Campfires
No fireworks are allowed within Lake Mead National Recreation, not even sparklers. Wood and charcoal fires are allowed in grills at developed picnic areas or campgrounds and at shorelines 100 feet from vegetation.
The consumption or direct possession of an alcoholic beverage by a person operating a vehicle or vessel is prohibited.
Temperatures are forecast to be above 100 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the weekend with a chance of showers. If a monsoon develops, which can happen rapidly, those on the water should find a sheltered cove or shore. Launch ramps become crowded after storms arrive. It’s also wise to write down current GPS coordinates, so rescue crews can locate you more quickly. If flash flooding occurs on land, visitors should seek high ground.
Life jackets save lives. Because lake conditions can change in an instant, rangers recommend always wearing a life jacket while swimming.
4th of July Parade
National Park Service rangers and Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife employees are teaming up to parade through Boulder City at 9 a.m. July 4th during the annual Damboree Celebration “Wings of Freedom.” Come out to view law enforcement vehicles and vessels, fire vehicles, the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership mobile exhibit and a fish tank.
A Star Spangled Sky
Join Ranger Ben 8 p.m. July 5 for an overview of the night sky at the Boulder Beach Picnic Area at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Learn about the phases of the moon and the motions of planets and constellations as they change throughout the seasons.
Last updated: February 28, 2015